CGC Trading Cards and CSG Appoint Brothers Co. Ltd. an Official Submission Center in Japan
Posted on 8/25/2022
CGC Trading Cards™ and Certified Sports Guaranty® (CGS®) are thrilled to announce that Brothers Co. Ltd. has been appointed as the companies’ first Official Submission Center in Japan. As an Official Submission Center, Brothers Co. Ltd. will help collectors submit their trading and sports cards to CGC Trading Cards and CSG for expert authentication, grading and encapsulation.
CGC Trading Cards and CSG are part of the Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®), a global provider of expert, impartial and value-added services for collectibles. Since 1987, the CCG companies have certified nearly 75 million collectibles, including coins, banknotes, comic books, trading cards, sports cards, stamps and estate items. Because collectors and dealers trust that collectibles certified by the CCG companies are authentic and accurately graded, they sell for higher prices — a fact reflected by numerous record-breaking auction results.
Brothers Co. Ltd. is an innovative collectible card shop located in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. The retailer offers not only collectible cards and collection supplies but also the lowest listing agent service in the area. They also allow customers to purchase a box and request an in-store box opening, in which the cards can either be picked up or shipped to the customer or donated to underprivileged children in other countries.
"Our goal at Brothers Co. is to help collectors feel confident in their collections," comments Kazuhiro Ito, President of Brothers Co. Ltd. "Being an Official Submission Center with CGC Trading Cards and CSG gives us the resources we need to help us reach that goal. As an Official Submission Center, we can provide our customers with a way to feel safe and confident in the authenticity and condition of their cards through CGC Trading Cards and CSG’s certification process."
CGC Trading Cards, a division of Certified Guaranty Company ® (CGC®) devoted to trading card grading, began accepting submissions in 2020 and has already graded nearly 2 million trading cards, including many impressive cards such as two Pokémon Test Print Blastoise that each sold for over $200,000 at auction. CGC Trading Cards has received media attention and community praise for its expert graders, advanced certification process and best in-class holder. Learn more at CGCcards.com
Launched in early 2021, CSG graded its 1 millionth sports card in July 2022, achieving the milestone faster than any third-party card grading service. From vintage to modern sports cards, the world-class experts at CSG use advanced technology to authenticate, grade and protect cards with the industry’s best holder and label. The value of CSG services has been reflected in prices realized, like a CSG-graded LeBron James rookie card that realized $98,100. Learn more at CSGcards.com.
"Brothers Co. is an excellent resource for seasoned and beginner collectors in Japan," says Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG. "We're honored to work with them to bring our accurate and efficient card certification services to more collectors and dealers across the globe."